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180 Mak Focuser


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Hi all

          I have a Skywatcher 180 mak and I want a better focuser, I was thinking the Skywatcher duel speed 2 inch Crayfod sct , Will this fit also can I attach a Skywatcher auto focused to it.

Keith (Thommo10)

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From memory you also need an adaptor to mate the focuser to the back of the Mak as the threads are different. Yours is the gold coloured 180 Mak isn't it?

Measure the rear thread after it's been stripped down and if it's 45.4mm you need one of these I think; https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/lynxastro_makcas-sct_adptr.html

Definitely ask FLO as well though as I'm not 100% certain.

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I use one of these focusers on a maksutov and an SCT and they do make it easier to get the focus spot on. They add quite a bit of weight though so if you have a mount that is being pushed already then one of these will exacerbate the issue. I have a dovetail  balancing weight that I use to offset the weight with my 127mm maksutov, but with a bigger scope like your 180 it probably won't need one.

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